Category Archives: Wine and other alcohol

Sommeliers Selection Wine Festival

Press release below: Sommeliers Selection Wine Festival – learn about wine that goes well with food The Sommeliers Selection wine festival takes place at the Tsogo Sun Hyde Park Hotel on Thursday, September 28, from 17h00. Wine lovers will have … Continue reading

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Ashoka Restaurant

Ashoka Restaurant, named for one of India’s most successful and benevolent rulers, has opened in the Times Square Casino, Menlyn Main, Pretoria. I was present at a recent media dinner launch. The decor is attractive and modern and there is … Continue reading

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Taste the Little Karoo, by Beate Joubert

Sometimes a recipe book just speaks to me of someone specific – Taste the Little Karoo is evocative of a friend of mine who owns a holiday home in the Little Karoo and who is a fantastic cook.  The book … Continue reading

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Today’s Grand Cru – Landskroon Shiraz 2013

Cru is “a vineyard or group of vineyards, especially one of recognized quality”. It is a French wine term which is traditionally translated as “growth”, as it was originally the past participle of the verb “croitre”. At the recent Chef’s … Continue reading

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Giving Back Childhood

I fell in love with this book just from its cover – so much for not judging a book by its cover – but seriously, what’s not to love about a book in aid of funds for the Red CrossWar … Continue reading

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Today’s Grand Cru – Warwick The First Lady Unoaked Chardonnay 2016

The main course at the InterContinental Johannesburg’s Chef’s Table was Chicken Ballotine stuffed with pistachio nuts, chorizo and a medallion of chicken, smokey pork belly lardons accompanied by autumn vegetables, Pomme William and rich chicken jus. The food and beverage … Continue reading

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Hot dogs – Moon food

Today’s fascinating, but utterly useless, food fact – 13 April 2013 – John Galardi died (born March 4, 1938).  Founder of Wienerschnitzel (originally Der Wienerschnitzel) hot dog fast food chain. I told you it was useless.  Now here’s the fascinating … Continue reading

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